EVENT: Heroes for Education 5K

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is happy to be a sponsor of the fifth annual Heroes for Education 5k Run/Walk that took place on November 3rd at Bryant Park in Lake Worth.

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is a great non-profit organization that partners with the School District of Palm Beach County to fund over $1.5 million in programs that the schools could not otherwise afford. These include providing high-risk students with Graduation Coaches, training for Financial Literacy and the establishment of the Red Apple Supply Store.

Our REAL Leaders had a great morning at the beautiful course that bordered along the Intracoastal. Enjoy some photos below and click here to see how you can be a hero for education!

 

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Freedom Riders Academy

Our REAL Leaders had the pleasure of volunteering at Freedom Riders Academy, a non-profit foundation that focuses on rescuing horses that have been abused, malnourished and are days away from slaughter, the morning of October 26th. Freedom Riders Academy has programs in place that heal these horses and help humans, creating a foundational connection between both beings.
Our group worked hard pulling weeds from the pastures, with encouragement from a few equine friends.

Find pictures below and CLICK HERE to learn more about the organization!

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Red Apple Supply Store

Our CEO and Board Member of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Jordan Paul, along with MHC REAL Leaders, spent the morning of Friday, July 27th volunteering at the Education Foundation’s Red Apple Supplies Store. Volunteers helped organize the warehouse and prepare school supplies for local teachers for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

We often hear stories of teachers coming out of pocket to purchase essential school supplies. To address this issue, the Education Foundation launched Red Apple Supplies in 2016. Red Apple Supplies is a store which arms teachers of Title I Palm Beach County Schools with free resources for their students and classrooms. They now support 32 schools where 95-100% of the students come from low-income families who find it difficult to afford essential school supplies. Since it’s inception, Red Apple Supplies has given away over $460,750 in free supplies.

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Volunteer Day at Peggy Adams

MHC REAL Leaders volunteered on Friday, March 16th at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. After a lovely tour by Shelter Manager, Brittni Fleming, they helped organize and clean parts of the Intake and Receiving building. Afterwards, they visited with some of the animals looking for their fur-ever homes.

Operating continuously since 1925, Peggy Adams has been positively impacting animal welfare and addressing overpopulation in Palm Beach County through a variety of services including adoption and spay/neuter programs, affordable vaccine clinic, Peggy’s Pantry and other important advocacy work.

Click here to see how you can make a difference and enjoy some pictures of the day below.

 

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Big Heart Brigade Thanksgiving Outreach

Since 1992 The Big Heart Brigade volunteers have prepped close to 2 million Thanksgiving dinners for less fortunate ones in our community. This years massive undertaking served a traditional turkey dinner for over 45,000 people and was fueled by 4,000 volunteers. The volunteers cook, package and deliver the meals to needy ones, many in Pahokee and Belle Glade, on Thanksgiving Day.

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders have enjoyed volunteering for the past several years. This year over 20 REAL Leaders donned their red shirts to assist in the breakdown of the site that was behind Fire Station #3 on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. In past years, our team has worked as an assembly line to package the food in to-go containers. This years effort required a little more elbow grease to clean the gallon tubs all the fixings were stored in and get the site cleared out.

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: MHC REAL Leaders Help Distribute Over 800 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes

Our MHC REAL Leaders had the pleasure of volunteering for the fifth time at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway. The Urban League of Palm Beach County has been the leading provider of comprehensive family services to over 16,000 disadvantaged families in our community each year. Their clients live below the poverty line and in under-served and challenged areas throughout Palm Beach County.

Through sponsorship and volunteer efforts they distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes that include everything a family needs to have a happy and healthy holiday. Our social service team was in charge of unloading the turkeys, packaging them into bags and handing them out to families. When the team started to arrive around 7AM there was already a line of appreciative families waiting outside of the location and a steady stream continued until the last turkey was passed out to the 800th family.

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Giving Back to the Community – MHC REAL LEADERS

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman prides itself on its support of the community we live and do business in. The firm encourages all of its employees to get involved and we sponsor regular community service team building projects benefitting numerous local non-profit and charity institutions. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL LEADERS program began in 2009 and together we have supported countless organizations through volunteer work, cash, and in-kind donations.

Our principals, agents and employees hold leadership positions in many local charitable and non-profit groups, including:

  • American Red Cross
  • Easter Seals
  • Children’s Place at Home Safe
  • Community Youth Sports Associations
  • Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
  • Junior League of the Palm Beaches
  • Kids in Distress
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Families First of Palm Beach County

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: Palm Beach County Food Bank

Our REAL Leaders spent the morning of Friday, August 25th at the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Lantana, where they assisted in sorting through donations and also brought items to add to the pantry. The Palm Beach County Food Bank is committed to being a strong leader in addressing the issues surrounding hunger in Palm Beach County. There is a collective resolve in working together to help children, families and seniors. They are focused on fighting hunger through 4 programs – Food Recovery & Distribution, Marjorie S. Fisher Nutrition Driven, Food 4 Our Kids, and Benefits Outreach. The organization supports more than 140 partner agencies in Palm Beach County with food, programs, resources, and services.

Our REAL Leaders were happy to spend the day assisting such a great organization that helps needy ones in our own backyard. CLICK HERE to see how you can help the fight against hunger.

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NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Has Gone to the Dogs

MHC Real Leaders volunteer at Big Dog Ranch Rescue

It’s true, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has gone to the dogs… well, at least the company’s social service team did. MHC Real Leaders spent Friday, May 19, at Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s new facility. Big (and little) Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States. Over 10 years ago, Big Dog Ranch Rescue began as Florida Weimaraner Rescue and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, they have saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without their intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s primary goal is to save even more lives and the space to do so was the most significant hurdle. Through an outpouring of community support and donations, the Ranch has begun construction on their dream facility – a cage-free, life-saving campus.

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